Pentax K1

Pentax K-1: The True Best Night Photography Camera

Packed with a ton of night photography-specific features, I’m here to tell you why the Pentax K-1 is truly the king of night photography cameras.
Starry Landscape Stacker Version 1.7

What’s new in Starry Landscape Stacker Version 1.7

Starry Landscape Stacker is a popular, Mac only, program that allows you to stack landscape images that include a starry night sky to reduce noise and enhance...
Milky Way rising over the Huzzah Creek

Ten Essential Non-Photography Tips Before Heading out for a Milky Way Adventure.

You've watched all the videos on the PhotogAdventures YouTube page. You know what camera settings and gear you need to capture your Milky Way image. Your camera...

Perfect Focus with a Bahtinov Mask!

What is a Bahtinov Mask? A Bahtinov mask is a device used to help focus telescopes but can also be used to achieve focus...
The Andromeda Galaxy loaded into Starry Sky Stacker.

Noise-Free Star Photos – a Starry Sky Stacker Review

Starry Sky Stacker Starry Sky Stacker, from the developers of Starry Landscape Stacker, is a Mac-only image stacking program that allows you to...

Milky Way Photography for Beginners – Camera Techniques

Hey aspiring Milky Way photographers, how is your year going so far? I am back with the second part of our series "Milky Way Photography for...
This map shows the location of the north magnetic pole (white star) and the magnetic declination (contour interval 2 degrees) at the beginning of 2019. Courtesy of NOAA NCEI/CIRES.

Magnetic Declination and Drifting Poles – the Earth’s Compass is Shifting

You may be asking yourself - why is there an article about magnetic declination and the Earth's magnetic field on a web site about Milky Way Photography? Isn't that a bit too nerdy for a photography website?You may be asking yourself - why is there an article about magnetic declination and the Earth's magnetic field on a web site about Milky Way Photography? Isn't that a bit too nerdy for a photography website?
Matt Quinn shows how to set up and polar align a star tracker.

How to use a Star Tracker

How to use a Star Tracker: Setup and Polar Alignment In the following video by Dark Skies with Matt Quinn, he walks us through...
How to Earn Your Achievements & Rank Up!

How to Earn Your Milky Way Photography Achievements & Rank Up!

We are super excited to offer Milky Way Achievement Points as a way to let others know that you are a dedicated Milky Way Photographer. We've assembled...
How to Photograph the Total Lunar Eclipse - A Total Lunar Eclipse of the Moon. Photographed on 9 October 2014 with a 1260mm lens. Photo Credit: ©2018 Kirk D. Keyes

How to Photograph the Total Lunar Eclipse

Photos of an eclipsed Moon are very distinctive, and they can be very rewarding to capture. But shooting an eclipse, even a lunar eclipse, can be a...

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A Facebook Group for MilkyWayPhotographers

Thanks to all that have taken our survey! Your opinions have been very insightful and will help guide the future of MilkyWayPhotographers.com....
The Milky Way Wants to Know! MilkyWayPhotographers Reader Survey 11/01/2019

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In our ever-present pursuit of being the best website on Milky Way and night photography, MilkyWayPhotographers has come up with a short...
IRIX Edge Light Pollution Filter

IRIX Edge Light Pollution Filter Review

The IRIX 95mm Edge Light Pollution Filter costs about USD 179.00, which is a lot of money for a specific purpose filter. (It's also available in 67mm, 72mm, 77mm, and 82mm diameters.) While no filter can remove all light pollution, I wanted to see if this light pollution filter could help with my Milky Way photography.